Is It God's Word

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Cosimo, Inc., Mar 1, 2007 - Religion - 520 pages
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Is the Bible the word of God? This classic of atheistic literature has the answer, and it's a loud and profound NO! American writer JOSEPH WHELESS (1868-1950) employs all the tools of the logician, from the self-evidence of reason to the words of the very proponents of the attitudes he strives to dismiss, to condemn Christianity as nonsense. Wheless roundly debunks. . the patriarchs and the covenants of Yahweh . the wonders of the Exodus . the forty years in the wilderness . the "ten commandments" and the "law" . the "conquest" of the promised land . the holy priests and prophets of Yahweh . the "prophecies" of Jesus Christ . the inspired "harmony of the Gospels" . the Christian "plan of salvation" . and more. This is a highly provocative work, one that should be explored by believers and doubters alike. ALSO AVAILABLE FROM COSIMO: Wheless's Forgery in Christianity

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Contents

The Genesis of Christianity
1
A Sketch of Hebrew Scriptures
23
The Patriarchs and the Covenants of Yahveh
67
The Wonders of the Exodus
90
The Forty Years in the Wilderness
111
The Ten Commandments and the Law
134
The Conquest of the Promised Land
160
The Hebrew Heathen Religion Sex Worship and Idols
170
Bible Theology and Modern Truth 285
257
The Prophecies of Jesus Christ
273
The Inspired Harmony of the Gospels
305
More Harmony of the Gospels 863
363
The Sacred Doctrines of Christianity
401
The Christian Plan of Salvation
442
Revelations of the Hereafter
458
Cbsset Supemstitio And Then?
477

The Pagan Godand Godsof Israel
190
Yahvehthe Terrible God of Israel
211
The Holy Priests and Prophets of Yahveh
230
Index
495
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